UF 4x100-meter relay shaves more time before SECsBy Graham Marsh | Apr. 27, 2019
Not a single mistake.
Not a single mistake.
The LSU Alumni Gold Meet featured two of the three best 4x100-meter relay teams in the country: No. 1 LSU (38.41) and No. 3 Florida (38.69). The Gators relay consists of juniors Grant Holloway and Raymond Ekevwo, sophomore Hakim Sani Brown and senior Ryan Clark.
Fourteen milliseconds was the difference. When senior Ryan Clark carried the baton across the line, it was not good enough to alter the nation’s leaderboard, but it was good enough to win on Saturday.
Sharrika Barnett reached the final straightaway clearly in first place.
Sophomore Hakim Sani Brown was seemingly passive in his handoff to junior Grant Holloway. He was not aggressive enough in actually getting the baton in Holloway’s hands to continue the race.
Senior Yanis David’s mom and grandma watched her jump in person for the first time in the United States. They watched her extend her national No.1 ranking to 37 centimeters in the triple jump with a jump of 14.05 meters.
Grant Holloway was in first place running the curve of the 200-meter dash at the Florida Relays on Friday. But Akeem Sirleaf from North Carolina A&T caught up to him during the straightaway.
The Pepsi Florida Relays was Cameron Mahorn’s first home meet.
Hakim Sani Brown, the sophomore sprinter from Tokyo, placed the baton cleanly into the hands of junior Grant Holloway. Holloway rounded the curve to give it to senior Ryan Clark, who finished the relay with nobody on either side of him, clearly in first place.
For the second time in as many years, and for the fifth time since 2010, the Florida men’s track and field team won the NCAA Indoor Championship.
The championship was already locked up.
Yanis David finally got her first gold.
Just like on the track, UF’s the long-distance runners have much farther to travel this weekend for their meet than everyone else.
The record books for UF throwing events seemingly change every time the page is refreshed.
The field eventers will bring their sprinters with them this time around when they head to Blacksburg, Virginia, for the second time in two weeks.
Grant Holloway is quite literally on top of the world. His time of 6.51 seconds in the 60 meters broke a seven-year-old school record, was good for the world lead and put him in the top 10 on the all-time collegiate list for the event. Holloway also holds the national lead in the 60-meter hurdles and the No. 2 marks in the long jump and 200 meters.
Florida’s track and field teams will travel to Arkansas this weekend for the first of two times this season to face off against some of the top teams in the nation.
It was a successful season-opening weekend for the Florida track and field teams.
Time has expired for the Florida track and field season.